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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Jul 2021 05:11 PM

Mental Health A Collaboration Effort

CAY HILL, Sint Maarten – Today July 23, 2021 the Mental Health Foundationrepresented bythe president of the board Dr. Felix Holiday and Erika van der Horst Secretary to the board,at the Notary offices of Tjon Ajong signed off on the purchase of 6,267 m2 of land in St. Johns.

Also present for the occasion was Joy Arnell Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Health, Labor and Social Affairs, and Eileen Healy projects development for the Foundation.

Land that could meet the needs of the foundation is not easy to come by on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jul 2021 03:56 PM

~MENTAL HEALTH IS A COLLABORATION EFFORT~

Today July 23, 2021, the Mental Health Foundation represented by the president of the board Dr. Felix Holiday, and Erika van der Horst Secretary to the board, at the Notary offices of Tjon Ajong signed off on the purchase of 6,267 m2 of land in St. Johns.
Also present for the occasion was Joy Arnell Secretary-General of the Ministry of Public Health, Labor and Social Affairs, and Eileen Healy projects development for the Foundation.

Land that could meet the needs of the foundation is not easy to come by on St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
20 Jul 2021 08:44 AM

PHILIPSBURG:---The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, (VSA) Omar Ottley signed scope of service agreement (SOS) with Indigo Shores Developments B. V. The SOS brings the vision of this luxurious hotel one step closer to reality.

The scope of service agreement ensures not only economical benefits for Sint Maarten but also the employment of our local labor force.

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Source: 721 News
20 Jul 2021 07:41 AM

Indigo Bay Development One Step Closer

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, (VSA) Omar Ottley signed a scope of service agreement (SOS) with Indigo Shores Developments B. V. The SOS brings the vision of this luxurious hotel one step closer to
reality.

The scope of service agreement ensures not only economical benefits for Sint Maarten but also the employment of our local labor force Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Jul 2021 01:52 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On June 30th, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson together with the Honorable Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor (VSA), Omar Ottley signed off on an official policy that was commissioned by both Ministries to strengthen governments response to combat Domestic Violence (DV), Child Abuse (CA) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) through legislation and procedures that prevents their occurrence.
The objective of the policy is to regulate the legal and social procedural actions to prevent, treat and punish the violence observed in this policy and is essential to earmark the various forms of violence and highlight the Government of Sint Maartens commitment to ensure that they are eradicated from our society.
To ensure such, the policy entails a categorization of violence by degrees Read more


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Source: 721 News
19 Jul 2021 01:03 AM

Soab: Szv Has Made Various Improvements In Financial Management

~ SZV receives near highest rating of an Auditors Opinion ~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten For the first time, since the establishment of SZV ten (10) years ago, the organization has received the second highest rating of an Auditors Opinion on the financial statement. SZV received a Qualified Opinion for the 2020 financial statement, which was audited by the government audit bureau, Stichting Overheids Accountants Bureau (SOAB). The auditors report emphasized compliments to SZV, for the increasing improvements over the years in the financial management of the social & health insurance funds Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
14 Jul 2021 11:58 PM

Vsa About Two Weeks From Application Of Covid Qr Code

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley says St. Maarten is nearing completion for the implementation of a quick response (QR) code for persons who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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Source: SMN-News
14 Jul 2021 01:18 PM

~Discussions with the Netherlands ongoing --- Ottley.

PHILIPSBURG: --- St. Maarten will also follow the footsteps of the European Union and mainly France by implementing the QR codes for persons that are vaccinated. Minister of VSA Omar Ottley confirmed on Wednesday that discussions are currently taking place with the Netherlands, and it is expected that the required QR code for St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
13 Jul 2021 09:53 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley would like to reiterate to the public that the Collective Food Assistance Program coordinated by the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) is still open and actively accepting new registrations.

Persons who were previously beneficiaries of the Red Cross version of the program received a WhatsApp or SMS text message to re-register their households under the new program being coordinated by SMDF and implemented by K1 Britannia, Freegan Food Foundation, and COME Center Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Jul 2021 11:03 PM

Collective Food Program St. Maarten Update

PHILIPSBURG, Sint MaartenThe Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley would like to reiterate to the public that theCollective Food Assistance Program coordinated by the St. Maarten Development Fund(SMDF)isstillopen and actively accepting new registrations.

Persons who were previously beneficiaries of the Red Cross version of the program received a WhatsApp or SMS text message to re-register their households under the new program being coordinated by SMDF and implemented by K1 Britannia, Freegan Food Foundation, and COME Center. Persons who were receiving assistance from any of the three organizations are also able and encouraged to re-register.

If you are having difficulty re-registering your household; appointments can be made to visit the Help Desks in Dutch Quarter or Cole Bay by sending a WhatsApp message to 721-554-3219.

Persons interested in registering for the first time can visit foodprogram.sx or send a WhatsApp message to 721-554-3219 for further assistance.

The Whatsapp number services the languages of English, Spanish and Creole.

The post Collective Food Program – St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Jul 2021 12:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 34th COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. Minister Ottley wishes the family much strength during this time.

As of July 6th, there were three (3) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, three (3) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to twenty-five (25) Read more


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Source: 721 News
05 Jul 2021 03:16 PM

Port St. Maarten To Receive First Transit Call On July 7

PORT ST. MAARTEN Port St. Maarten management said over the weekend that the industry is back in gear prompting a staggered approach to the resumption of cruising. Destination St. Maarten forms a pivotal part of this approach and will be welcoming more than 1000 passengers to its shores.

Port management in a sector update said that theyve had a lot of communication with key local stakeholders and the cruise industry in regard to protocols and the safest and feasible way of business resumption.

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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Jul 2021 11:11 PM

Port St. Maarten To Receive First Transit Call On July 7

Minister of TEATT Ludmila de Weever (left) and VSA Minister Omar Ottley (right).

PHILIPSBURG--The cruise industry is back in gear prompting a staggered approach to the resumption of cruising, Port St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
04 Jul 2021 05:33 PM

POINTE BLANCHE:--- Port St. Maarten management said over the weekend that the industry is back in gear prompting a staggered approach to the resumption of cruising. Destination St. Maarten forms a pivotal part of this approach and will be welcoming more than 1000 passengers to its shores.
Port management in a sector update said that theyve had a lot of communication with key local stakeholders and the cruise industry in regard to protocols and the safest and feasible way of business resumption Read more


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Source: 721 News
01 Jul 2021 02:40 PM

Government Meets With The Unions Over Vacation Allowance

~ To await Constitutional Court decision ~

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — On Tuesday, June 29th, the Honorable Ministers of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs; Justice, Anna Richardson; Finance, Ardwell Irion; Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, drs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
30 Jun 2021 09:05 PM

~ To await Constitutional Court decision ~

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Tuesday, June 29th, the Honorable Ministers of General Affairs Silveria Jacobs; Justice, Anna Richardson; Finance, Ardwell Irion; Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, drs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
25 Jun 2021 08:45 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, June 24th, The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley donated 300 children and young adults' face masks to the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset and Lions Club International.

The face masks for children and young adults were donated to the Ministry by Mr. Myles Christian Turner of the Indiana Pacers Basketball team earlier this month, through his foundation W.A.R.M.

Fundraising Chair, Tamara Wilson- Leito, Rotarians Fabiana Richardson, and Lucrecia Lake collected the masks on behalf of the Rotary Club of St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Jun 2021 10:11 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley extends his deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Sint Maartens 33rd COVID-19 victim, who has passed away. He wishes the family much strength during this time.

As of June 24th, there were nine (9) persons who tested positive for COVID-19; however, ten (10) persons have recovered; bringing the total active cases to fifty-two (52) Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jun 2021 10:34 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Honorable Minister Omar Ottley conducted an exploratory visit to the NIPA National Institute for Professional Advancement on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. His Cabinet Officers, the NIPA Supervisory Board of Directors, and the Central Management team of the NIPA, accompanied him.
The Minister emphasized the objective of the visit to be exploratory as it relates to his understanding of NIPAs role in the scope of Labor, and the extended national role for the preparation of all students and job seekers.
Minister Ottley enjoyed a tour of the facility, including the School of Nursing, the Technical Skills Labs, the Culinary and Hospitality unit, and the Learning Center Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
23 Jun 2021 10:09 AM

Business Can Open Until 2:00Am Once 50 Per Cent Vaccination Rate Achieved

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley said during Parliaments Central Committee meeting Tuesday evening that businesses will be allowed to remain open until 2:00am once the countrys vaccination rate reaches 50 per cent.

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Source: SMN-News
21 Jun 2021 10:36 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labor, Omar Ottley has recently signed off on draft legislation that will allow for measures to be taken by Social & Health Insurances SZV to improve the quality and minimize stock issues of prescribed medication, in addition to reducing the purchasing costs.

Once the draft legislation is officially approved by Parliament, the necessary projects can be implemented later this year by SZV, together with the Pharmacists Association Sint Maarten (PAS) and the Department of Public Health Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Jun 2021 11:36 PM

Some 13,000 Persons To Be Helped In Food Programme

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley projects that 13,000 to 14,000 persons could benefit from the food assistance programme. He gave the estimate during Wednesdays live Council of Ministers press briefing.

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Source: The Daily Herald
16 Jun 2021 11:30 PM

Ottley Warns Businesses Against Covid-19 Vaccine Intimidation

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor VSA Omar Ottley reminds businesses that it is illegal for employers to force or intimidate their workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Source: SMN-News
16 Jun 2021 07:17 PM

Dust Warning; Those Susceptible Remain Cautious.

PHILIPSBURG:---The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor, Omar Ottley hereby informs the public of a lot of dust ahead. People with pulmonary or eye conditions should take the necessary precautions. In distinguishing the possible symptoms from COVID-19, the latter has more systemic effects/symptoms; headaches, fever, sore muscles Read more


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